Tuesday, September 15, 2009

 MAVERICK STUMPED IN INTERFAITH UNDERSTANDING.

London has a maverick mayor by the name of Boris Johnson, who, according to this week's U.K Jewish Chronicle, suggested that  non-Muslims have a go at fasting during Ramadan, to understand other faiths better.

It was on the cards therefore, that someone should ask Boris if the same invitation should be made, for the same inter-faith understanding,  to fast for Yom Kippur.  A timely response, it seems, was difficult to obtain.  Eventually, Boris' spokesperson , a recent ex-BBC political reporter by the name of Gito Harri, (he of lovely Welsh dulcet tones) came back with an answer.  It was easier to suggest a fast during Ramadan as there are more days to choose from!  A comment was sought from the previous Mayor of London, (described as Boris' nemesis) who said, and here I paraphrase " I am an atheist. However, you don't have to be circumcised and not eat pork to respect people's beliefs".

6 comments:

MKL said...

I guess we atheists, who are also growing in large numbers, should do some crazy things to get attention and make people afraid. Then Boris Johnson can tell religious people to not pray, to not believe in God for a day or more... just to understand us better.

Yeah, right. This will work.

ZACL said...

Hi MKL

That is certainly reversed, even paradoxical, thinking.

:)

Flighty said...

What a load of old tosh, and as if the big garden centres aren't bad enough as they are!
Thankfully proper garden nurseries cater for real gardeners needs. xx

ZACL said...

Hi Mr F.

I think your gardening comment has arrived in the wrong post! I guess botanical sacrilege might be concluded from the discussion!

I am glad to hear there are 'real' garden centres for true gardeners

Flighty said...

Whoops, I wondered where it had gone, and sorry for any confusion! xx

ZACL said...

Hi Mr F.

What a giggle........it's amazing how the turf can be turned to suit a circumstance. ;)

xx